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27th May 2012
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Question Best $400 vocal mic pre

I've got a Rode NT1A going into an ART Digital MPA II mic pre going into a Roland Quad Capture USB interface.

BUT the vocal sound I get skipping the ART mic pre and going right into the Quad Capture sounds almost exactly the same as using the ART mic pre!!!

So of course I'm wondering: is the Digital MPA is a worthless $400?

OR, am I doing something wrong?

Any thoughts or suggestions as to a better $400 mic pre to use in my chain would be appreciated!!!

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what about upgrading your mic instead?
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You'll start to hear differences when you turn the gain up to the edge of clipping.... If you want a mic pre that will make the mic+room+voice sound obviously different, you'll have to use a much cheaper pre-amp.


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